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A recent survey found that more computers than copies of computer programs were purchased by Germans last year. The best interpretation of this finding is that the practice of illegally duplicating commercial computers is widespread among Germans.

Each of the following, if true, would counter some reasonable objection to the interpretation advanced above EXCEPT:
A) Few German computer users write their own computer programs
B) There are few free noncommercial computer programs available in Germany
C) Some Germans purchase computers outside of Germany for use in Germany, and such purchases were counted in the survey
D) The typical German computer user has several commercially written computer programs on his or her computer
E) Many Germans legally make duplicates of commercial computer programs, but such duplicates were counted as purchased copies in the survey
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2004, 19:46
C for me. If the computers are purchased from outside and has been accounted for and that the no. fo computers and no. fo software were simply not matching - it authenticates that there was piracy.

All other choices says that the software used is legal.
A- says that they use what they have written themselves. Which is legal. No piracy
B - Legal and free. No purchase necessary. So no piracy
D - Has commercially written software. This is a close choice. Sounds as though the software is part of computer purchase. No piracy.
E- They legally duplicate - Cool. Richer cousin of the Napster model for commerical software. Badly written choice but assures no piracy.

D is not written write - shoudl state that the germans use legal commercial software in their program. Else a difficult choice to neglect.

But go with C hoping that D was wrongly written.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2004, 19:49
E.

Why is E not giving enough objection?

Let us consider that,
the number of computers purchased = 1000
number of softwares purchased = 800
What did the other 200 do?
Author: They all copied it over illegally.
I: No, they did not copy it over illegally. I can give you justification for the deficient 200.

E: There were 200 others who leaglly copied softwares and this number is accounted in the above 800.
In this discussion, I won't put forth my argument as said in E, since instead of explaining the deficient 200, it just says the 800 software sales above = 600 original purchase + 200 legal copy.


C come close, but gets beaten up in providing the 'some' justification.
C says that 1000 computer purchases = 800 purchased in Germany + 200 purchased outside germany.
C quesions the survey's claim that computer sales was high. It provides objection if 800 software purchases considered were all inside Germany (800 inside-bought computer and 800 software purchase matches).
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Re: CR Germans [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2004, 20:57
all but C makes valid objection against the argument.
C --> the question is not whether computers were purchased outside the country; it is the total number to comps purchased and corresponding number of programs. C just adds to the premise. In gist, total number of computers should be considered, thus the count advanced by C is correct.

C it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2004, 23:53
Will go for Choice D.
All the other choices attribute alternative causes to the observation
A) Few German computer users write their own computer programs
... therefore purchase only hardware and no software

B) There are few free noncommercial computer programs available in Germany
... therefore use only those and therefore will show less software purchases

C) Some Germans purchase computers outside of Germany for use in Germany, and such purchases were counted in the survey
... Hence more hardware

D) The typical German computer user has several commercially written computer programs on his or her computer
... This doesn't attribute anything

E) Many Germans legally make duplicates of commercial computer programs, but such duplicates were counted as purchased copies in the survey
... The actual software purchase count will therefore be lesser

Hence D
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2004, 19:47
OA is C. Did you find this one difficult? I found this one to be very difficult. This is from ETS paper test. This is one of the ones that still elude me today. Is it the wording or is it me? :stupid
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Re: CR Germans [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2004, 14:49
wow this was tough and i am yet to understand.



Paul wrote:
A recent survey found that more computers than copies of computer programs were purchased by Germans last year. The best interpretation of this finding is that the practice of illegally duplicating commercial computers is widespread among Germans.

Each of the following, if true, would counter some reasonable objection to the interpretation advanced above EXCEPT:
A) Few German computer users write their own computer programs
B) There are few free noncommercial computer programs available in Germany
C) Some Germans purchase computers outside of Germany for use in Germany, and such purchases were counted in the survey
D) The typical German computer user has several commercially written computer programs on his or her computer
E) Many Germans legally make duplicates of commercial computer programs, but such duplicates were counted as purchased copies in the survey
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Re: CR Germans [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2004, 01:03
A recent survey found that more computers than copies of computer programs were purchased by Germans last year. The best interpretation of this finding is that the practice of illegally duplicating commercial computers is widespread among Germans.

Each of the following, if true, would counter some reasonable objection to the interpretation advanced above EXCEPT:
A) Few German computer users write their own computer programs
<< advances that most get the commerical programs ... No other inference can be drawn here

B) There are few free noncommercial computer programs available in Germany
<<<<< implies most computer programs must be bought ...

C) Some Germans purchase computers outside of Germany for use in Germany, and such purchases were counted in the survey
<<<<< implies the number of actual computers has been well accounted for


D) The typical German computer user has several commercially written computer programs on his or her computer
<<<<<implies t number of programs is greater than number of computers anyhow....but not talk of ILLEGAL STUFF here ...

E) Many Germans legally make duplicates of commercial computer programs, but such duplicates were counted as purchased copies in the survey
<<<<< implies the number of programs were well accounted for..all that was legal has been counted for ..

What kind of a question is this :(... detailed explanation needed here ...
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2004, 12:16
First post ... this group is great.

I got this one by POE, however I think I can work through - why C? - now.

The question wants to know which one does NOT counter a reasonable objection to the claim that Germans are stealing software. Phrasing the objection for each counter response makes it clear ...

A)
Objection: They aren't stealing they are writing they own software.

Conter: Few German computer users write their own computer programs


B)
Objection: They aren't stealing they are using shareware/freeware.

Counter: There are few free noncommercial computer programs available in Germany


C)
Objection: They aren't stealing there were actually more computers purchased than the survey reflected.

NOTE: This is not a "reasonable" objection. In fact, it is not an objection at all; it supports the argument, making the software to hardware ratio even lower.

Counter: Some Germans purchase computers outside of Germany for use in Germany, and such purchases were counted in the survey.

D)
Objection: They aren't stealing the survey reflects the fact that most Germans don't have much software on their computers.

Counter: The typical German computer user has several commercially written computer programs on his or her computer.

E)
Objection: They aren't stealing they are using "legal duplicates".

Counter: Many Germans legally make duplicates of commercial computer programs, but such duplicates were counted as purchased copies in the survey

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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2004, 12:24
tyagel, welcome to the club and your explanation was great! :cool
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